Using “Filter” for quality control

This is a nice little trick you can use to double check your work visually. Filters in Revit have so many different applications, but In this example, I am using Filter to color code different doors based on their fire rating, for visual inspection throughout the project.

Let’s take a look at a portion of the plan and compare that with the end result:

Go to View> Filter

I created a Filter and called it Door (90 Min.), and so on for all the other rated doors in the project.

Then go to your Visibility/Graphic window, then Filter Tap, and here you can now add these filters into your View (or View Template). Then assign a different color for each Filter. Make sure “visibility” boxes are checked.


This makes it much easier to identify the correct door rating instead of checking through door schedule!



Annotation, Modeling

Solid + Hatch Pattern Combo!

We needed to show our concrete walls with grey poche AND hatch pattern both. How would you do that?

I am not a fan of Filled Region, It is an easy way out but not the best way. If you make any changes, you need to backtrack all your filled regions and re-adjust them accordingly. so that’s out of the question!

Well… This is how:

You also need to change your Graphic Display to “shaded” to get the whole effect to work…


Cut Profile

“Cut Profile” is a great tool, but it doesn’t get to be used often enough. There are so many ways it can be helpful. It allows you to make “View-based 2D Modification” to the view you are working on. It does not affect the 3D model in your project, it only helps you prepare a better presentation of your drawing…

Check out the video below:





Re-labeling sheets in BlueBeam

When printing from Revit to Bluebeam, the sheets are automatically named numerically 1, 2, 3…, and not based on the actual name/number of the sheet. This is how you can fix this…

Step 1:

Go to : Thumbnails > create page labels > Page Region > Select

This will allow you the select the field (area on the PDF) that you want to use as the sheet name…When selection the region, consider sheets with larger names/numbers,

Important Note: Try to grab areas that are covering all sheet names/numbers, no matter how long they are!




Step 2:

Step 3:

And there you go!